Rated 5 out of 5 by zenden exellent
Rugged, multi-use (rifle length). Spacious exterior pockets, adequate interior padding, quality craftsmanship. Will hold up for years.
November 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SteveDW A 'modern classic' - rugged and durable
As a rule, I avoid 'imported' goods. Due to the LLBean brand, I bought the rod case; and it is indeed a quality-crafted piece, far exceeding my guarded expectations. 'Old School' bamboo fly rods are my choice, and this bag will hold up to five rod tubes handily - three in the elastic loops and two strapped between. Amply quilt-padded inside and durable heavy waxed canvas outside makes for one tough carrier. Exterior pockets are oversized and easily hold reels, fly boxes, and other accessories. Simply fold over and strap one end to meet airline limits. Best fishing luggage for the job.
September 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Speysport An excellent bag
This is a well-designed, well-built and sturdy bag for 2-piece rods. It will easily accommodate 58" rod tubes. It has elastic loops to hold three tubes in place and the bag will probably take four or five tubes (depending on their diameter) if the loops aren't used. The bag is heavy canvas and interior cushioning adds further protection to rod tubes. The external pockets will hold a substantial amount of additional gear. The zippers have loops to enable the bag to be locked. All in all, this is an excellent bag.
April 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by kourtlyn elegant
First I must say LL Bean has impeccable customer service. They really care about exceeding expectations. The rod case is of excellent quality and much heavier than expected. When I say heavier, I mean it is not a cheaply made case, it has girth to it. The two outer pockets are large enough to keep fly boxes, reels and other gadgets. The interior lining is of good quality, again not cheaply made. The overall appearance of the rod case is very elegant and traditional. I would highly recommend this case.
November 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ifrpilotmn Unreal
It arrived today. How is this only $99 including shipping? I appear to be holding something easily worth three, possibly four times as much as the retail cost. I now have four (2 pc.) spinning rods (one at 7?) placed inside in the olive drab quilted padding. This is along with two spinning reels in one of the two massive side packs. Note- This is replacing my Plano case, which imploded after only eight years of use. The only thing I can compare this to is a high-end purse that the beautiful Mrs.ifrpilotmn purchases bi-annually. Those things are easily (based on the statements) $300+ for less than half the amount of leather, brass and canvas. This is unbelievable. Not that I would normally compare a rod case to a woman?s purse, but based on the fact that they both hold THE MOST IMPORTANT ITEMS IN THE WORLD BASED ON GENDER, then yes, it?s a valid comparison.
July 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BuckeyeBeaver Well-built, heavy duty, super protective!
Very well made with excellent attention to detail. The overall case is quite heavy but will provide maximum protection for your rods and reels. Leatherwork is beautifully done. It is a work of art as well as being a practical piece of equipment.
June 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JWilliams Excellent bag and better value
This bag is well thought-out and well executed. The quality surprised me considering the price. I also expect that it may do some double duty as a shotgun bag.
In addition, I ordered the 4-piece rod bag, and look forward to receiving it.
Overall, excellent product and what you would expect from LL Bean.
March 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by sherryjo Ideal Gift
My son was thrilled when he opened this Christmas gift!
December 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5
by VAmtnbiker Great for wooden rod cases
I build fly rods as a hobby and have recently started making hexagonal wooden rod cases to go with them. I wanted a way to take the wooden cases on a fishing trip without damaging them. The Maine Guide Waxed-Canvas cases fit the bill. First I bought the shorter one for 4-piece rods and liked it so much I got one for two-piece rods as well.
The case seems very well-made. I like the interior elastic loops for holding the rod cases and the outside pockets hold reels safely and securely. I also like the magnetic closures over the zippered pockets. Makes for a classy look overall.
We took the cases on a trip to Montana and they performed very well. My wooden cases are still like new, despite using them everyday.
I expect to get many years of use from the cases and will be buying more.
August 15, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bikerbud 9 Foot Rods Do Not Fit
If your rods are 8'6" and under, this is an excellent case. It is not a hard case, so if you are shipping or in a rough environment, put your rods in tubes and then in the case. If style matters, then you'll be looking good. If you want functionality, this one is a bit weak.
September 26, 2011